The national initiative tries to encourage consumers to shop local and support small businesses in their communities.
Backed by the hashtags #SmallBizSatUK and #SmallBusinessSaturday, today is the perfect day to visit a local independent shop or small business and give them your support.
In the summer, as part of our Best of 2023 campaign, we searched for Warrington’s Best Independent Shop or Business.
We wanted to show small business owners at the heart of our local communities some love and celebrate the best the town has to offer as they juggle increasing overheads, competition from big brand companies and the ever-increasing trend for online shopping.
The Phone Whisperer on Knutsford Road in Latchford was the runaway winner after you, our readers, voted for your favourite in a shortlisted top 20.
Here is the town’s shortlisted top 20 independent businesses and shops:
Renovation Station, Warrington Market
Specialists in repairing and restoring footwear.
For more details go to facebook.com/renovationstationUK
The Phone Whisperer, Knutsford Road, Latchford
Specialists in repairing your old technology.
For more details go to facebook.com/Thephonewhisperer
Mamars at The Old Bank, Bridge Street
Freshly baked savoury and sweet artisan breads and cakes, which are all baked onsite.
For more details go to facebook.com/MamarsatTheOldBank
The Fox Studios, Evans House, Norman Street
A warm and friendly workshop where you can learn new skills and produce beautiful pieces of jewellery.
For more details go to facebook.com/heatherfoxjewellery
Tell Tales, Longbarn Local Centre, Fallowfield Grove, Padgate
An independent children’s book shop and tearoom.
For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090529371475
White Lace Bakery, Golden Square Shopping Centre
Cakes and sweet treats made fresh daily.
For more details go to facebook.com/whitelacecakesbakery
Jam Clothing, Knutsford Road, Grappenhall
Comfortable and affordable clothing.
For more details go to facebook.com/jam.clothing.uk
HanMade for Kids, central Warrington
Personalised products for children.
For more details go to facebook.com/HanMadeforkids
La Beau Fleurs Florist, Manchester Road, Woolston
An independently run boutique florist specialising in wedding, funeral and seasonal work.
For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100040214901685
Tallulah Belle Boutique, Whitesands Road, Statham, Lymm
A unique collection of on trend ladies clothing, bags, scarves and accessories.
For more details go to facebook.com/TallulahBelleBoutique
Milk It Desserts, Birchwood Shopping Centre
New and exciting desserts, barista drinks and delicious brunch options.
For more details go to facebook.com/milkitdesserts
The Flossy Stitch, Warrington
Bespoke hand stitched embroidery hoops, handkerchiefs and other items.
For more details go to facebook.com/TheFlossyStitch
Forget-me-not Toys and Books, Common Lane, Culcheth
Independently run toy and book shop since 2007.
For more details go to facebook.com/forgetmenottoysandbooks
Ethan and Grace’s Designs, Warrington
Professionally painted furniture, sourced from all over the UK.
For more details go to facebook.com/Ethanandgraces
Stitch Station, Station Road, Great Sankey
Locally owned coffee shop, tea room and yarn store in Great Sankey.
For more details go to facebook.com/sankeystitchstation
To Pie For, Station Road North, Fearnhead
Award-winning pies and pastries.
For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063579068598
Abi’s Crochet Creations, Warrington
Crochet products made to order.
For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100067495494094
Illuminated sign hire for weddings, parties and other special events.
For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063495335187
Steak and Sauce, Warrington Market
Steak frites, steak and eggs, philly subs and brisket.
For more details go to facebook.com/steakandsauce
Bird and Bay, Lymm
An independent home and garden décor shop with a passion for contemporary and vintage items.
For more details go to facebook.com/birdandbay